Social Work License Preparation Review Course

This comprehensive course covers test-taking strategies and relevant clinical content in order to prepare for the social worker or clinical social worker exams.

Course materials and content will cover topics such as social work values and ethics (three hours to satisfy the ethics requirement for social workers); human growth and development issues; assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies utilizing the DSM-5™; models and methods of social work practice; and clinical supervision. This course consistently fills to capacity. Early registration is encouraged.

**Tuition includes a review course manual with sample test questions and related materials and the opportunity to contact the instructor with questions following the course.

Your course manual will be shipped to your home address, which must be provided at checkout.

Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of test construction and test-taking strategies, Identify how to break down questions and identify keywords, Practice how to take social work practice information and address it in a standardized format)
    • Social work values and ethics, Recite and synthesize the dynamics of abuse and neglect, Review and interpret the NASW Code of Ethics
    • Human growth and development issues, Summarize major theoretical approaches to understanding human development with individuals, groups, and families
    • Sketch the theories and stages of normal psychosocial, cognitive, moral, and behavioral development in the life cycle of individuals, families, and groups
    • Assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies, Identify and interpret psychosocial history and collateral data, and how it relates to the social work practice setting
    • Assess client problems along with behavioral/psychosocial strengths and weaknesses
    • Identify diagnosis, assessment, and practice intervention utilizing the DSM-5, Define the components of intervention strategies with individuals, groups, families, and communities
    • Identify factors in the therapeutic relationship that facilitate building and retaining relationships, Models, and methods of social work practice
    • Recognize the major theoretical approaches, models, and methods of practice in the social work profession
    • Cite the different types of research designs utilized in social work practice,Translate the most common policies and procedures that govern service delivery
    • Clinical supervision, Restate the roles and functions related to professional supervision and educational expectations


Sophia Dziegielewski has a gift for teaching that receives continuous praise from her students and associates. Her deep knowledge and broad experience in social work come across beautifully in the concrete examples, songs, and stories she uses to communicate in her teaching techniques. Dr. Dziegielewski has a real talent for making complicated topics easy to comprehend and enjoyable to learn. Her methods of instruction are enormously effective for retention and understanding. Dr. Dziegielewski is also an affluent and prolific writer with over 135 publications, including numerous articles, books, and book chapters.



This course will take place via Zoom. Access information will be shared via email at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course. This is a live/synchronous course and will not be recorded.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact or call 773.702.1166 at least two days in advance.

Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.

About the Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is a State of Illinois licensed provider of continuing education for social workers, clinical psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. License numbers: 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

It is recommended that professionals review rules for their licensing board prior to registering to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.